California NCLEX-RN passer w/o SSN wanting to apply for NY license:STEP BY STEP - page 2

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I have seen alot of members who are asking for a STEP BY STEP guide on how to apply for a New York License most of them are experiencing the problem i have experienced before. I took up the NCLEX-RN last February 09, 2011 for... Read More


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    Quote from kinsella
    Hi nursejas_1188

    We seem to have the same situation (no SSN obviously no license to endorse) the only difference is I applied for Arkansas BON.

    I already paid for the CVS for NY (390usd) and will be sending the required documents to CGFNS.
    They say CVS processing takes about 6 months.

    I just have questions regarding form 1IC (infection control training).
    You can send me or I can send my cell number to you.

    Thank you and God bless!!!
    Hoping for your kind reply
    hello kinsella sorry just now

    regarding infection control training in form 1.. what is your question? ..
    if your refering to the choices just tick on the option that
    has something to do with the school where you took the online course will
    send it directly to them (NY).. am new here in allnurses.com
    and i dont know how to send a personal message heheh sorry

    GODBLESS YOU TOO
    Last edit by nursejas_1188 on Sep 27, '11
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    Quote from itsmejuli
    I'm just wondering what's the point of spending all that money on getting a US license when you still need a work permit to get a job? I'd be more concerned about getting a work permit and SSN before spending money on a license.
    your point taken however i took the California state board NCLEX-RN because everyone was waiting for me to do so.. in the PHILIPPINES once you have passed the local boards you are more of expected to brave the US board exams, just for the heck of it... given the recession america has been experiencing right now we are aware that no job is available for us as of the moment but in the event that America would open its doors to Filipino nurses again then at least we are already ready and equipt for their qualification.

    we are now investing on our license since California will not issue us any if we would not be able to provide a social security number and states that they will be destroying our records if we will no be able to do so in three years. Some states in America requires it.. It was definitely a mistake that I have taken the California State board and did not just take the NY board directly had i known that it would cost me double just to get my license i would have taken NY directly... oh well i guess that life :P
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    Quote from nursejas_1188
    your point taken however i took the California state board NCLEX-RN because everyone was waiting for me to do so.. in the PHILIPPINES once you have passed the local boards you are more of expected to brave the US board exams, just for the heck of it... given the recession america has been experiencing right now we are aware that no job is available for us as of the moment but in the event that America would open its doors to Filipino nurses again then at least we are already ready and equipt for their qualification.

    we are now investing on our license since California will not issue us any if we would not be able to provide a social security number and states that they will be destroying our records if we will no be able to do so in three years. Some states in America requires it.. It was definitely a mistake that I have taken the California State board and did not just take the NY board directly had i known that it would cost me double just to get my license i would have taken NY directly... oh well i guess that life :P

    hello my friend, thank you for the very useful informtaion you have posted here. just a question, have you done all these things already? are you done with all of it? how long did it take you? CVS is different from visa screen right? what if i already have a CES from CGFNS already,can that cancel out the CVS?
    thanks and regards
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    Quote from sadtrickresult
    hello my friend, thank you for the very useful informtaion you have posted here. just a question, have you done all these things already? are you done with all of it? how long did it take you? CVS is different from visa screen right? what if i already have a CES from CGFNS already,can that cancel out the CVS?
    thanks and regards
    CVS is different to CES and is only required by the NY BON and as far as I am aware you still have to go through it even if you have CES. NY BON do their own assessment based on documents submitted. You can ask the BON if they will accept your CES but be aware they may say no
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    Quote from sadtrickresult
    hello my friend, thank you for the very useful informtaion you have posted here. just a question, have you done all these things already? are you done with all of it? how long did it take you? CVS is different from visa screen right? what if i already have a CES from CGFNS already,can that cancel out the CVS?
    thanks and regards
    hello sadtrickresult! welcome! my friend i am very glad that i was able to give you the information u need
    here are my answers to your question
    1.) yes i have done all of those things that were mentioned above
    2.) however the process per se is not finished yet, cgfns is waiting for
    this one document to validate if i am really a registered nurse here in my country
    3.) i started the process on june 02 2011 and am not done with the process yet some say it takes approximately 6-8 months
    but some even had to wait longer..
    4.)as regards to the difference of CVS and visa screen i believe everything u need to know has been answered by Silverdragon102 but just to answer your question as well yes they are different, and you would still have to undergo through the CVS process even if u are done with visa screen
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    Quote from nursejas_1188
    hello sadtrickresult! welcome! my friend i am very glad that i was able to give you the information u need
    here are my answers to your question
    1.) yes i have done all of those things that were mentioned above
    2.) however the process per se is not finished yet, cgfns is waiting for
    this one document to validate if i am really a registered nurse here in my country
    3.) i started the process on june 02 2011 and am not done with the process yet some say it takes approximately 6-8 months
    but some even had to wait longer..
    4.)as regards to the difference of CVS and visa screen i believe everything u need to know has been answered by Silverdragon102 but just to answer your question as well yes they are different, and you would still have to undergo through the CVS process even if u are done with visa screen
    thank you for your response.
    another question is you think i can use the requirements that i sent to cgfns for CES and let them use it for CVS? or i have to get a new TOR and PRC thing to pass for CVS. CES and CVS has the same reqts and they are both under CGFNS. i am willing to pay for CVS but having to go thru asking for the documents needed again is redundant. and goodluck to your application. how much time did you put to submit all the needed reqts for CVS? and how much have u spent already if u dont mind.
    after the CVS thing, you will go thru IELTS and Visa screen? you are done with the online courses already?
    thanks and regards
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    All requests when doing CVS is done by CGFNS so they will decide on whether to use same documents or not. IELTS isn't a requirement for CVS unless they have recently changed requirements. If they use your documents from CES then time may be shorter than normal. Usually looking at 6-8 months when starting from scratch
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    Quote from sadtrickresult
    thank you for your response.
    another question is you think i can use the requirements that i sent to cgfns for CES and let them use it for CVS? or i have to get a new TOR and PRC thing to pass for CVS. CES and CVS has the same reqts and they are both under CGFNS. i am willing to pay for CVS but having to go thru asking for the documents needed again is redundant. and goodluck to your application. how much time did you put to submit all the needed reqts for CVS? and how much have u spent already if u dont mind.
    after the CVS thing, you will go thru IELTS and Visa screen? you are done with the online courses already?
    thanks and regards
    hello
    1.well according to my friend who had undergone CVS first.. then VISA SCREEN she said she did not have to request/monitor for new set of tor since CGFNS already has records of it but this is of course according to her. i can not speak on behalf of CGFNS
    2. it actually took me just 3 days to send all the forms to cgfns.. it took them 3 weeks to send an email confirming that they have received all that is needed.
    3. how much did i spend for the whole thing? or just the cvs?

    well CALIFORNIA NCLEX FEE: i paid around $500-600
    to get my license NY i paid CALIFORNIA BRN- $60
    NY APPLICATION- $143-$145 AM NOT SURE
    PAID CGFNS CVS (ONLINE)- $390
    SANITATION AND CHILD ABUSE ONLINE COURSES- $45 I THINK FOR BOTH
    BANK DRAFTS- FOR $10 EACH (BDO) =$20
    PLUS ALL THE COURIER FEE which i do not remember
    3. well i intend on taking IELTS but am not sure with the VISA SCREEN THOUGH since ive got my eyes on AUSTRALIA NOW
    4. yes, i am done with the online course GODBLESS
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    Quote from nursejas_1188
    hello
    1.well according to my friend who had undergone CVS first.. then VISA SCREEN she said she did not have to request/monitor for new set of tor since CGFNS already has records of it but this is of course according to her. i can not speak on behalf of CGFNS
    2. it actually took me just 3 days to send all the forms to cgfns.. it took them 3 weeks to send an email confirming that they have received all that is needed.
    3. how much did i spend for the whole thing? or just the cvs?

    well CALIFORNIA NCLEX FEE: i paid around $500-600
    to get my license NY i paid CALIFORNIA BRN- $60
    NY APPLICATION- $143-$145 AM NOT SURE
    PAID CGFNS CVS (ONLINE)- $390
    SANITATION AND CHILD ABUSE ONLINE COURSES- $45 I THINK FOR BOTH
    BANK DRAFTS- FOR $10 EACH (BDO) =$20
    PLUS ALL THE COURIER FEE which i do not remember
    3. well i intend on taking IELTS but am not sure with the VISA SCREEN THOUGH since ive got my eyes on AUSTRALIA NOW
    4. yes, i am done with the online course GODBLESS
    thanks for the very helpful response. one more question, if i get a non-working social security number, will i be able to claim my nursing license? and if yes, will it be easier to have reciprocity/endorsement to new york? or i still have to undergo the same thing with or without the actual license. thanks and regards
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    Quote from sadtrickresult
    thanks for the very helpful response. one more question, if i get a non-working social security number, will i be able to claim my nursing license? and if yes, will it be easier to have reciprocity/endorsement to new york? or i still have to undergo the same thing with or without the actual license. thanks and regards
    Doesn't matter if it says on the card SSN not authorised to work however you can only get one if in the US on a valid work visa


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